About ENGS 060 A

Representative topic: Introduction to Post-Colonial Literature. May be repeated for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years.


Open to Degree and CDE students

Section Description

ENGS 061: Literature and Society in Africa Course Description: Through a study of African literature and film, this course will introduce students to various aspects of life in pre-colonial and post-colonial African societies. The course will particularly focus on African writers’ and film makers’ handling of issues like history, colonialism, nationalism, post-independence politics, gender, class, and identity. The following works will be examined in detail: Dani Kouyaté’s Keita( Film), Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, Wole Soyinka’s Death and the King’s Horseman, Athol Fugard’s Sizwe Bansi is Dead, Ngugi wa Thiongo and Ngugi wa Mirii’s I will Marry When I Want, Ingrid Sinclair’s Flame( film), Mariama Bâ’s So Long a Letter , and Chimamanda Adichie’s Americanah. This is course satisies D2 requirement.

Section Expectation

Students will be required to have copies of the required books that will discussed in detail throughout the semester.


Assessment: 1. Class participation: 20 % 2. Two written assignments of about eight pages on assigned topics: 40%. 3. Final Essay: An essay of about twelve pages on a book of your choice by an African or an African diaspora writer, dealing with one of the issues outlined above : 40 %.

Course Dates



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